Glenfiddich Farm Pottery
This is a small example of the hand-crafted, salt-fired pottery created at Glenfiddich Farm. To view more examples visit www.glenfarmpottery.com.
The Glenfiddich Farm Pottery is located in a converted 175-year-old former dairy barn on Catoctin Mountain, 10 minutes west of historic Leesburg in Northern Virginia. This area of Loudoun County - just 20 minutes from Dulles Airport and 50 minutes from Washington DC - is home to horse and llama farms, wineries, orchards, herb and organic vegetable and fruit farms, antique shops galore, and a range of fine restaurants.
Owner Richard Busch is also an award-winning editor, writer and photographer, past editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine, and of US Airways inflight magazine. With 30-plus years in the field of journalism, including 12 years on the editorial staffs of LIFE, and Popular Photography, he continues to contribute in the areas of domestic and foreign travel to several national and regional publications.
In 2010, Richard constructed a dark room in his studio so that he could get back to a life-long love of printing (his) black-and-white photographs. When the The Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, opened in December 2010, Richard was invited to sell both pottery and black-and-white photographs. The photographs include Sixties and Seventies events and also a number of famous rock stars including Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and others.
The Cooley Gallery is owned by Chris Cooley, past Redskins tight-end #47, and is located on South King Street in downtown Leesburg. Chris and Richard have been firing pottery together since 2009. Chris's pottery (wood-fired and raku) is also for sale in the Gallery, along with his paintings.